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As a global economy continues to grow and evolve, more and more companies are faced with extending the reach of planning to include their entire operating footprint across markets and time zones. On this global scale, what we are faced with are systems and processes implemented on a project-by-project basis, or adopted regional processes already in existence tweaked to fit a global mold, both culminating in isolated functional silos. Alternatively, many companies create a rigid global template that doesn’t adapt well to local operating requirements or decision making processes. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 63% of companies have multiple (5 on average) S&OP processes.
Global impacts create a number of challenges for organizations at both the global and local levels. It’s no wonder that 80% of supply chain executives believe that their S&OP processes are out of balance. How do we drive consistent processes, methods and a degree of standardization across a wide span of operation companies and market strategies, while at the same time recognizing the differences and nuances that global operations require? To do this, we have to assess and balance the needs of both levels, and work out a model that creates a decision making model that fits the needs to each region, while developing metrics, roll up reporting, and common approaches that prevents each region from “re-inventing the wheel”. Join us for a discussion of how to create this balance, critical design considerations, as well as some key obstacles to avoid.
A few key takeaways from this session include:
Insights into a balanced model
Some implementation ideas
Lessons learned from building a Center of Excellence approach
Check out this webinar on-demand at http://plan4demand.com/Video-Global-Rollouts-Balancing-Standardization-and-Localization